Due to the rapidly changing situation and continued spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, Simpson Housing Services has implemented plans and safety measures to sustain our mission and ensure the safety of the people we serve and our staff members that work alongside them. The shelter is vital to our community, and we are committed to maintaining shelter operations. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Simpson began operating the emergency shelter 24 hours per day on March 17. Click here for more information and updates.
Your support at this time is critical to our ability to expand services, respond to the needs of our participants, and navigate these unprecedented times as a community. We remain committed to our mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are ways you can help:
Financial Gifts: If you are willing and able to support us financially,
In partnership with Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) and Homes for All-MN, the Simpson community has been actively engaged in advocacy efforts, urging MN legislators to approve funding and resources to support emergency shelters and rental assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective 3/20/2020: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Adult Shelter Connect will be operated by PHONE ONLY until further notice. The ASC office at St. Olaf (215 S 8th Street) will be closed to walk-ins and shelter reservations must be made over the phone. 612-248-2350. For more information click here.
As we have previously shared with you, Simpson became the owner of the Simpson United Methodist Church property last spring, home of our current shelter. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new shelter project at the site.
Simpson’s board of directors and staff are committed to designing and executing a national best practice shelter model.